Bowling Green upsets Pitt

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The beginning of the end of the Dave Wannstedt era at Pitt may have taken place this afternoon at Heinz Field as Mid-American Conference opponent Bowling Green upset No. 25 Pitt, 27-17, before a crowd of 45,063.

Pitt (0-1) led 14-0 early but the Falcons scored two unanswered touchdowns to tie the game. The Panthers then took a 17-14 lead as time expired in the first half on a 36-yard field goal by Conor Lee.

But the Falcons drove 59 yards on nine plays and scored on an 8-yard run by Anthony Turner midway through the third quarter to take a 20-17 lead (Greg Romeus blocked the extra point attempt) and that is how the quarter ended.

The Falcons (1-0) then put the game away midway through the fourth quarter with an 11-yard touchdown run by Tyler Sheehan.

Wannstedt is in his fourth season and has yet to produce a winning season and now has an overall record of 16-20 -- 13-20 versus Division I-A competition -- and he is under pressure to produce a winning season and get to a bowl game this year.


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